Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at The School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University, England. She is also a 2010 Senior TED Fellow, and a sustainability innovator who investigates a new approach to building materials called ‘living architecture,’ which suggests it is possible for our buildings to share some of the properties of living systems. She collaboratively works across disciplines to build and develop prototypes that embody her approach.

Rachel has been frequently recognized as being a pioneer. She has recently been featured in interview for Porter magazine, added to the 2014 Citizens of the Next Century List, by Future-ish, listed on the Wired 2014 Smart List.

She is one of the 2013 ICON 50 and described as one of the ten people in the UK that may shape the UK’s recovery by Director Magazine in 2012. In the same year she was nominated as one of the most inspiring top nine women by Chick Chip magazine and featured by BBC Focus Magazine in 2011 in ‘ideas that could change the world’.

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